ern counties of West Tennessee for special service-the defense of that region from the inroads and ravages of marauding parties of the enemy- Colonel Jackson is authorized to muster into service, under the act of Congress approved August 21, 1861, providing for local defense and special service. These troops will remain in service for ninety days, unless sooner discharged; must be armed and equipped by themselves, and not liable to service under the conscript act approved April 16, 1862.
III. When the requisite number of these troops shall have been mustered into service they may be employed, under the orders of the department, either in West Tennessee or in Mississippi, according to the exigencies of the service.
By command of General Beauregard:
GEORGE WM. BRENT,
Acting Chief of Staff.
SPECIAL ORDERS, HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE WEST,
Numbers 112. Priceville, June 12, 1862.
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IV. Brigadier-General Little, having reported for duty, is assigned temporarily to the command of Price's division, Army of the West. Brigadier General M. M. Parsons, Missouri State Guard, will turn over all orders, &c., pertaining to the headquarters Price's division, Army of the West.
By order of Major General Earl Van Dorn:
M. M. KIMMEL,
Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.
Abstract from Weekly Return of the Fifth Corps, Army of the Mississippi, commanded by Major General Leonidas Polk, June 12, 1862.
[Headquarters near Tupelo, Miss.]
Present for duty.
Troops. Officers. Men. Officers. Men.
First Division 343 3,206 5 213
Second Division 302 2,381 8 144
Grand total 645 6,587 13 357
Troops. Effective Aggregate Aggregate
total. present. present
First Division 3,650 4,791 9,824
Second Division 4,532 4,532 7,526
Grand total 7,404 9,323 17,350
RICHMOND, June 13, 1862.
General EARL VAN DORN, Tupelo, Miss.:
Your dispatch of yesterday received. General Price has not arrived. The department is large will be important. Regret the necessity which hast you so long absent. Wrote to you about affairs in Arkansas.